Le Mémorial des Civils dans la Guerre

WW2 Museums

In Normandy, the battle, which began on the 6th of June 1944, opposed, for around three months, some two million soldiers, amidst whom one million civilians strove to survive. Around 150,000 Normans were forced to leave their homes and an estimated 20,000 were killed during the battle, most of them victims of the bombardments.
The Pays de Falaise was no exception. The area remains famous for the terrible combat in the Falaise-Chambois pocket that was to mark the end of the Battle of Normandy and the beginning of the Nazi troops' retreat.
With 30 million civilian deaths for 35 million military losses, the Second World War marked a turning point: for the first time in the history of world conflict, the number of civilian victims exceeded that of military losses.
Located in a building dating from the post-war reconstruction, in the heart of Falaise near William the Conqueror's castle, this new museum focuses on the day-to-day lives of civilian populations during the Second World War.
It relies on highly accurate scientific contents designed by the Mémorial de Caen, and on an innovative scenography that places the emotional experience at the heart of collective memory transmission.
Contact details

Le Mémorial des Civils dans la Guerre

Place Guillaume le Conquérant


Phone : 02 31 06 06 45


  • Normandy Quality Tourism
  • DDay

Other labels

  • Normandy Sites and Monuments Club
  • Rates

    Base rate - full rate adult From 7.50 €
    Reduced rate From 6.50 €
    Reduced rate From 3 €
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